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Cynthia Report 6 Jan 2012 08:55

Twitter ye not Sylvia :-D

If you look at the Social Media Blog on here, it tells you the thinking behind using FB and Twitter. You can add your comments there too.

I have to admit (as I have before), that I am very into FB as well as GR but I am not interested in Twittering.........well not in that sense anyway. I can 'witter' for England though :-D

I've also just discovered that the Media section is now under the Community tab. It used to be on the front page - the bit where you can share your videos, pictures and success stories.

Trouble is, there may not be any success stories to share if you clever researchers aren't around to help folk :-(

Hope GR get their act together soon.......... :-S


SylviaInCanada Report 6 Jan 2012 01:23

TWITTER ??????????????????????

Thou jokest, dost thou not?

I will NOT go on Twitter .................

But I will be leaving GR if this kind of thing continues

Far too much time is being spent on so-called Social Media ...... time that should be spent dealing with the problems on THIS site and with the discontented current existing membership

It is becoming more and more obvious that the existing paying members count for nothing in the eyes of GR

well, I suppose they think they can replace us with new paying members attracted by postings on Twitter and FB ....... so they don't care if we walk.

That, of course, is after they have crowed about the excellent help that can be provided by members assisting on Community Boards.

In other words, they're using US at the same time as they trying to get rid of us ........................

and succeeding very well in that last endeavour

The squeaky wheel gets discarded

although there is such a thing here as whistle blower protection

and I'm beginning to see myself almost as a whistle blower .....

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 5 Jan 2012 13:08

As genes reunited staff seem to prefer twitting and facebook, will message boards be kept in existence for paying members?


GlitterBaby Report 5 Jan 2012 13:06

So are we supposed to use Twitter now to find out what is happening on this site

Goes from bad to bl**dy ridiculous

GR Team seem to spend too much time on other sites rather than on this one


SylviaInCanada Report 4 Jan 2012 17:23

and the reply they did make on this site is far from satisfactory!

Not to mention the officiousness in removing all postings on the topic on the GR wall on FB ......................... because they were repetitive!


GlitterBaby Report 4 Jan 2012 13:41

No respect shown to members once again


VIVinHERTS Report 4 Jan 2012 12:35

Yes Joy, there does seem to be utter disregard for Genes Reunited members.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 4 Jan 2012 12:19

For genes reunited staff to respond on its page in facebook concerning the appalling behaviour of its abuse support team shows to me an utter disregard for the members of genes reunited who, to my mind, have been abused verbally by the abuse support team.
:-| :-| :-|


GlitterBaby Report 27 Dec 2011 13:14

Why are the GR team still posting first on FB ?

Come on GR get your A*** into gear !!!!

:-0 :-| :-S :-P

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 27 Dec 2011 13:03

Yes, first on FB, then about an hour later in genes reunited. :-(


GlitterBaby Report 27 Dec 2011 12:37

Well at least it is on this site

But looks like it was posted first on FB


Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 27 Dec 2011 11:01

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SylviaInCanada Report 8 Dec 2011 18:48

ah yes ...... apparently posted on FB "3 hours ago"

so that be about the same time ????



SylviaInCanada Report 8 Dec 2011 18:46

This was on the Announcements Board on here when I looked just now.

Haven't yet been over to FB to see if they posted over there, or, if so, when.


Genes 8 Dec 2011 15:38

Hi everyone, as you know there have been ongoing performance issues for several months now. Our most experienced Genes developer, Toby, has been working on this for the last week. He has made some improvements so that changes which are normally made via our live database are now actioned in the background. This means that the live database isn't drawn on so much, which is why performance has been affected. This is a work in progress and Toby will continue to make changes over the coming week. We'd like to thank you for alerting us to the problems you've experienced. We are really sorry it has taken so long to resolve. However, you should start to see an improvement. Please bear with us as these changes will be gradual, but we're confident that you will find the site is working much better than it has been.


KenSE Report 8 Dec 2011 10:39

Post deleted (it mentioned another company).


KenSE Report 6 Dec 2011 14:41

Well at least the latest notification of service interruption is on Announcements and Facebook.


Cynthia Report 5 Dec 2011 22:02

I neither wish to Tweet nor Re-tweet thanks.

I have friends in their 70's who are avid 'Tweeters' and so are my children, but it's never really appealed to me for some reason.

We have to admit though, that it is a normal part of life for many people of all ages, so I guess GR are just going with the flow.

:-D :-D :-D


SylviaInCanada Report 5 Dec 2011 20:54

I was just as lost as chrissie when first reading that message

and needless to say, I will not be joining Twitter


chrissiex Report 5 Dec 2011 17:51

now I guess I am supposed to know what 'RT' means ... oh, reading on, I suppose it means 'retweet' whatever that is ... and sign up for twitter ... no thanks ...

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 5 Dec 2011 13:42

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